Salivary cortisone is a potential biomarker for serum free cortisol.
AffiliationDepartment of Endocrinology, Christie Hospital and Endocrine Sciences Research Group, University of Manchester, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, Manchester, United Kingdom.
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AbstractSalivary cortisol measurement is used as a practical surrogate for serum free cortisol. However, parotid tissue harbors 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (11β-HSD2) activity converting cortisol to cortisone.
CitationSalivary cortisone is a potential biomarker for serum free cortisol. 2010, 95 (11):4951-8 J Clin Endocrinol Metab
JournalThe Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism